USPS to Publish Transformation Plan Sept. 30

Share this article:
The U.S. Postal Service will publish its Strategic Transformation Plan for 2006 to 2010 on Sept. 30 and will include input from postal stakeholders, USPS officials told the postal service's Board of Governors yesterday.

Publication of the plan will follow its approval by the governors, the USPS said. The plan will detail how the postal service will deal with market changes that affect its operations, such as declining First-Class mail volumes.

The General Accountability Office issued a report Monday that criticized the USPS for lacking a clear strategic plan to deal with market changes and a mechanism for communicating with customers, employees and lawmakers. The report also called on the USPS to be more open about its planning efforts with stakeholders.

Congress originally asked the postal service to devise a Strategic Transformation Plan in 2001. The new plan extends the original plan, which covered the years 2002 to 2006.

The USPS is soliciting comment on the plan via e-mail at It also is encouraging stakeholders to participate in an online survey regarding the plan, which is accessible from the postal service's Transformation Plan Web page at or by going to

In other news, USPS chief financial officer Richard Strasser told the Board of Governors that mail volume totaled 52.1 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2005, which ended March 30. This represented a 600 million-piece increase over the same period last year.

However, net second-quarter 2005 income reached $275 million, down from $741 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2004. Delivery addresses increased to 143.2 million during second-quarter fiscal 2005, a gain of 1.8 million over the same period in 2004.

Volume and revenue dipped in January 2005, followed by small increases in February and March, Strasser said. Total revenue for the quarter was $17.3 billion.

Scott Hovanyetz covers telemarketing, production and printing and direct response TV marketing for DM News and To keep up with the latest developments in these areas, subscribe to our daily and weekly e-mail newsletters by visiting

Share this article:
You must be a registered member of Direct Marketing News to post a comment.

Next Article in Direct Mail

Sign up to our newsletters

Follow us on Twitter @dmnews

Latest Jobs:

More in Direct Mail

Direct Mail Helps Old Chicago Make Some Dough

Direct Mail Helps Old Chicago Make Some Dough

Hold the digital. Why direct mail accounts for a large portion of the pizza chain's marketing pie.

Delivered: Birthday Deals Mailers

Delivered: Birthday Deals Mailers

What's in our mailbox this month: Birthday Deals. See which ones are good deals—and which ones you shouldn't deal with.

USPS Commissions Brain Research on Direct Mail

USPS Commissions Brain Research on Direct Mail

The Office of the Inspector General seeks neuroscientists to investigate human responses to digital and physical media.

Copyright © 2014 Haymarket Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in any form without prior authorization.
Your use of this website constitutes acceptance of Haymarket Media's Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions.